Visegrad Scholarship at the Open Society Archives

Deadline: 25 July 2019
Open to: researchers, scholars, journalists and artists from the fields of social sciences, history, philosophy and arts
Benefits: 15 scholarships of 2 000 EUR each

Description

The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives is proud to announce that the joint Visegrad Scholarship at OSA scheme with the International Visegrad Fund continues in the 2019/20 academic year.

They invite applicants from the fields of history, the arts, philosophy and sociology to reflect on the conditions of knowledge production during and after the Cold War. This reflection exposes the intellectual and professional practices (journalistic, sociological, artistic, political, archival) that both reflected and shaped the meaning and scope of the Cold War phenomenon.

Research topics within the Visegrad Scholarships at OSA

  • Toolkits and media practices to ensure objectivity
  • Conceptualizing and classifying opposition (selection and support for what counts as a “movement”, “dissidence” or “non-conformism”)
  • Techno-sciences of mass communication
  • Circuits of communication and (anti-)propaganda techniques: information gathering and classification, textual and visual dissemination (book programs, samizdat, TV monitoring, instructional and documentary movies)
  • Problems of documentation and verification of human rights abuses
  • Construction of political ‘facts’ amidst socio-economic issues (standards of living, urbanization, education, religion etc); Historical analysis of socialist welfare policy and poverty under communism
  • Documenting transnational phenomena in a time of polarized visions and imbalances between centers and peripheries
  • Consequences of Cold War conceptual schemes and treatment of information on current economic and socio-political issues
  • Reflection on the (Cold War) receptions, instrumentalizations and revisions of the history and the notion of the Revolution.

Related to the centennial of the Bolshevik revolution OSA encourages both scholars and artists to reflect on the (Cold War) receptions, instrumentalizations and revisions of the history and the notion of the Revolution.

Eligibility

They invite researchers, scholars, journalists and artists from the fields of social sciences, history, philosophy and arts to research our collections and reflect on the conditions of knowledge production during and after the Cold War.

Benefits

Annually 15 scholarships of EUR 2 000 each are offered to support a two months long stay and research at the Blinken OSA in Budapest.

How to apply?

The Application letter, C.V., the Research description/plan, the copy of a language exam certification and the Referees’ contact information should be sent by email to Katalin Gadoros at [email protected].

For more information please check the official web page.